Upper Priest Lake Trail #302


This trail offers a pleasant, easy hike to Upper Priest Lake. The first four miles of the trail are in timber cover until you reach the lake where it then opens up and follows the shoreline until reaching Trapper Creek Campground. The trail passes by an old mine shaft and also Coolin's cabin.

USGS Quad(s): Upper Priest Lake, Caribou Creek, Priest Lake NE
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At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Priest River, Idaho

General Information

Directions:

North on Hwy 57 (approx. 38.5 miles), Hwy 57 turns into graveled Forest Service Rd #302 approx. 4 miles past Nordman. Travel north on Rd. #302 approx. 11 miles until it turns into Rd. #1013 at the Granite Pass junction. Travel Rd. #1013 north approx. 9 miles. and turn onto Rd. #655. Trailhead is approx. ½ mile in on Rd. #655 on the left, trail is on the right. Stock trailer parking available but limited.


Activities

Mountain Biking

This trail offers a pleasant, easy hike to Upper Priest Lake. The first four miles of the trail are in timber cover until you reach the lake where it then opens up and follows the shoreline until reaching Trapper Creek Campground. The trail passes by an old mine shaft and also Coolin's cabin.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping sites are available along the trail. Choose your site wisely.

Day Hiking

This trail offers a pleasant, easy hike to Upper Priest Lake. The first four miles of the trail are in timber cover until you reach the lake where it then opens up and follows the shoreline until reaching Trapper Creek Campground. The trail passes by an old mine shaft and also Coolin's cabin. The trail is in grizzly bear and mountain caribou habitat.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Backpacking

This trail offers a pleasant, easy hike to Upper Priest Lake. The first four miles of the trail are in timber cover until you reach the lake where it then opens up and follows the shoreline until reaching Trapper Creek Campground. The trail passes by an old mine shaft and also Coolin's cabin. The trail is in grizzly bear and mountain caribou habitat.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding

This trail offers a pleasant, easy hike to Upper Priest Lake. The first four miles of the trail are in timber cover until you reach the lake where it then opens up and follows the shoreline until reaching Trapper Creek Campground. The trail passes by an old mine shaft and also Coolin's cabin. The trail is in grizzly bear and mountain caribou habitat.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Scenic views of Upper Priest Lake.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles